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Ohio Wesleyan To Host Classics Presentation April 12

March 24, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

Naomi Kaloudis, Ph.D., to Discuss Greek Pastoral Poetry

DELAWARE, Ohio – Naomi Kaloudis, Ph.D., assistant professor of classics at Valparaiso University, will discuss “A Modern Poet and his Craft: The Therapeutic Potential of Theocritus’ Pastoral Song” April 12 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Naomi Kaloudis, Ph.D.

Kaloudis will speak at 4 p.m. in Room 330 of OWU’s Slocum Hall, 75 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

She is an expert on the literature of the Hellenistic Age, especially the Greek poet Theocritus’ pastoral “Idylls.” Her current research traces the verbal effects of oral poetry (folksongs and epic) on texts from the archaic to Hellenistic period, focusing on “Idylls.” Kaloudis also has published on Callimachus’ “Hymn to Demeter.”

She holds a bachelor’s degree in classics from St. Anselm’s College and a doctorate in classics from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Her presentation is sponsored by the OWU Classics Program. For more information, contact Lee Fratantuono, Ph.D., director of classics, at Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Classics Program at

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